The Blueberry Pickers Scandal

The Wall Street Journal, 9/2/2014. Opinions page.

Once again, our federal government’s bumbling has sparked outrage, even bipartisan outrage.

BlueberriesIt all started in 2012 when the Labor Department charged a blueberry farmer’s association with wage-law violations. They threatened to seize the blueberry crop (very perishable, of course) unless the farmers settled (admitting guilt) and agreed not to appeal. The farmers accepted the settlement, realizing the feds had them over a barrel, but then sued over the technique, not the charge.  The courts recently agreed they were denied due process under the law.

Of course they were denied due process! How did the government think they could get away with such arrogance? Is this the government that represents us? We need the Beadle Bumble Fund (see posting of 11/10/2013).

And I don’t even like blueberries.


About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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